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Research Methodology (STA630)
Assignment No. 1
Total Marks: 10 Due Date: 31 Jan, 2018
Learning Objective: Objective of this assignment is to enhance students’ knowledge by practically involving them in research process along with making them familiar with the sampling techniques.
Learning outcomes: Students will be able to better understand concepts of sampling and research design.
Mr Ahsan is working as a General Manager in a Pharmaceutical Company. He observed that turnover rate in Sales Team had been increasing for last few months. He discussed this issue with the higher management and gave suggestion to hire a consultant to reveal the actual reasons of high turnover intentions. The consultant found out that employees felt stressed at job and their motivation level is low due to behavior of their boss; during his detailed discussion (interview) with the sales team.
Requirement 1: (2 Marks)
Find below online questionnaire link. Take responses from at-least Three respondents (who are currently doing job) having at-least one year of working experience in any organization (public or private).
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1. Identify which sampling technique has been used in the above case? Justify your answer. 2+1
2. What is the target population in the above case? 2
3. Identify at least three variables/concepts which are used in this case? 3
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